A man in an Anonymous mask, who was sitting peacefully was harangued by police and arrested. All caught on camera, bystanders who recorded the event with a multitude of witnesses yelled out that he did nothing wrong or illegal.
The incident took place in the House Gallery during the Maricopa County hearing regarding the suspected election fraud.
Two officers attended the arrest of the man. The man in question didn’t have his face concealed with the mask, rather has it resting on top of his head, when the first arresting officer approached from behind and kicked at him lightly until he left his chair.
Bystanders went to the man’s defense, with several phones filming the event. One bystander even said the arrest was simply made because the man was sporting an Anonymous mask.
As the event unfolds, another accuses the police of choking the man as they unduly restrained him while quietly sitting on the ground between the chairs.
Chants of “Shame” and “The whole world is watching” were cried as the man was escorted away after being forced to his feet.
After the removal of the man, one states “you promised us if we were silent you wouldn’t remove us,” as others plead for the crowd to be “civil,” with the official at the end saying the man with the mask did nothing wrong.”
Janet Higgens, who uploaded one video stated “We were at the point of chaos. All brought on by the police. For a man sitting quietly. With dreadlocks. His name is Jonathan S. McRae. He is currently in jail, charged with trespassing and resisting arrest. I disagree. He was harassed, held to the floor for over 5 minutes, and kidnapped. I don’t know if he was injured in the attack.”
“We the people of the United States are tired of this stuff,” another yelled as a bystander warned this would all end up on YouTube.
Arrested for wearing an Anonymous mask…